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Sep 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
thursday, both in europe and the united states here with the federal reserve. tuesday, september 11th is certainly going to be a day of remembrance. there will be a somber tone to early trading, and i think most traders will probably remain somber during the day. it's a hard day, it's an unfortunate day, and it's a day that we all remember. > > as you mentioned though, the fed will be making some sort of announcement by thursday. what will be the trade ahead of that? > > there's been one big trade in fixed income markets, and that's been the steepening trade between 10-year yields on 30-year yields. one of the main topics of discussion amongst both traders and central bankers right now is that five- year inflation break-evens on the forward curve are over 2%. what does that mean? that means inflation expectations by the market five years forward are over 2%. they're close to historically high levels. yet, the federal reserve will be adding more accommodation of the market in some form on thursday, which has the potential to drive inflation even higher in both the short and medium term
Sep 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
united states embassy is under siege in the middle east. but more importantly, you have china and japan becoming more and more bellicose with each other regarding some archipelago islands off the coast of japan, so that really bears watching. the financial times, in fact, is running an article as we speak how china may perhaps sell japanese bonds in order to bring the japanese to their knees as regards those strategic islands. so, there's some geopolitical tension out there, which of course should probably aid gold, at least in the short-term. > > we have our cover story today on fedex. that's a good indicator. it's put out some guidance yesterday that is worrying some people. how do you play that? > > i think that's right. there's a lot of concerns domestically about the fiscal cliff and what that will mean for first- and second-quarter economic growth here. i think fedex, in addition to expressing that concern, also expressed concern that the global economy continues to slow. china and the far east are a major point of distribution and sales for federal express. if you look at t
Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
be sold in the united states in 2015. general motors recalled cars over a gear shift problem that may cause the cars to roll away when they're supposed to be in park. more than 400,000 cars from 2007 to 2010 were recalled for transmission problems. that includes the chevrolet malibu, pontiac g-6, and saturn aura. it could cause the cars to roll off after the driver has left the car. the problem caused four crashes but no injuries so far. owners are asked to bring in cars to gm dealerships to fix the problem. earlier in september, gm recalled 400,000 chevrolet cruzes due to engine trouble. 2.5 years after the deepwater horizon disaster in the gulf, drilling and output are increasing. in fact, an energy consulting company says a gulf oil boom is about to flow. bentek energy predicts within 10 years production will gush 28%. before deepwater, the gulf had accounted for nearly a 3rd of our domestic output. it's now 20%. several oil companies have billions of dollars in new drilling projects planned. right now there are 4,000 platforms pumping oil and gas from 35,000 wells. kfc is closing
Sep 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
the eu, or here in the united states, when we hear datapoints or just earnings data that comes out that's a little bit mixed or disappointing, you could see vols pump up, so we're going to see if there's any opportunities in taking some vol positions, potentially to the upside going into the new expiration cycle. > > real quick joe, the commodities boom may have faded as the stimulus from the fed winds down. what's your play on that? > > you know, right now we're going to see if we see those commodity markets, like the grains and oil - they firmed up into the close yesterday - we're going to see if that firming continues. but we're going to watch the euro currency action. that's really been our tell to see if that will firm up. if the euro currency firms up, we could see the commodities start to firm up. > > have a good trading day joe, thanks. > > thank you. more than a quarter of small businesses in the u.s. are owned by women - nearly eight million at last count. but access to capital and contract bundling is crowding them out of competition. in our cover story, how women entrep
Sep 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
seeing the trends across the united states at least looking like the housing pricing is starting to trend higher from the low that we saw about a year ago. > > let me shift over here to the vix, the volatility index. that was somewhat settled last week. do you think it's going to stay tamped down? > > you know what bill, actually last week, it's interesting, we saw it open friday around 13.5 and then firm the rest of the day. moving into the weekend there was definitely some small buyers, some protection going on. but nonetheless, with this backed stuff with the fed, quantitative easing, it looks like you're seeing it come out of this market place with the sense that the fed is going to support the economy and thus the market is going to benefit from that. > > all right. i wish you a good trading day dan. thanks. > > thank you. that's first business for monday. make sure to stay with us all week. we'll have an expert here who will tell us why fall is the best time to buy certain consumer products. from all of us at first business, have a great monday. is he . >>> we are live in san
Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
. the other things are already there. > > florida might be the first state in the united states where this is tried out. when might that be? > > we think road trains like this could be on the road in approximately 10 years, or even before that. we foresee things will be improved. adaptive cruise control will be enhanced, more drive support will enter vehicles. but, there's still the issue of legislation. we have to talk and discuss with policymakers how we can modify rules in order to allow this on public roads. one thing we will do is at the end of october, we will have a workshop in washington with policymakers to understand how we can modify legal regulations in an appropriate way. > > it sounds exciting. i'm not afraid of it, i'd love to try it. erik coelingh from volvo, thank you so much. > > ok, you're welcome. will general motors stock reach break-even is it a good value play? and why aren't gm executives being allowed to use their business jets as much? we cover it all in chart talk, next. our chart talk-meister today is matt shapiro. he runs his own company, mws capital. matt
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